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The Lodge at Torrey Pines to serve as Host of 3rd Annual Independent Resorts Insurance & Financial Summit

DURHAM, NC (February 2012) – The Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego’s Premier AAA Five Diamond recipient for the past decade, will play host to the 3rd Annual “Independent Resorts Insurance & Financial Summit” Tuesday, August 28 through Friday, August 31, 2012.  The conference will bring together 15 of the nation’s most exclusive independent luxury resorts along with the insurance and financial industries top executives and meeting planning professionals.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jackie Freiberg, best selling author and leadership expert.  Dr. Freiberg has co-authored several books including Nuts! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success and Boom! 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors off Business-As-Usual. 

The Independent Resorts Insurance & Financial Summit was designed to foster and strengthen relationships among the independent hospitality professionals and their clients, while also promoting strategic thinking among industry executives about best practices and emerging trends. “What a great idea to give us (meeting planners) the opportunity to meet with several independent hotels at one time in one place!” stated Jana Stern, Director of Meetings and Events for ING.  “I enjoyed the intimacy of a smaller group and believe all the one on one time to be beneficial to both the hotels and to the planners. ”

Catherine Neumann, Director of Sales at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, stated, “In our industry, relationships are a key factor.  With this intimate group, you get to know your clients personally and professionally.  The program is extremely well designed to give attendees a combination of both business content and relationship building through the marketplace and networking events.”

First held at Pinehurst Resort in October 2011, The Independent Resorts Insurance & Financial Summit is organized Danielle Hinesley, Principal of HB Hospitality, LLC.  Resorts participating in this year’s Summit also include San Diego’s The Grand Del Mar; The American Club, Bacara Resort & Spa, Charleston Place, Chatham Bars Inn, Hammock Beach Resort, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, PGA National Resort & Spa, Pinehurst Resort, The Rancho Bernardo Inn and The Sagamore Resort on Lake George.


The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a tribute to the California Craftsman Movement and is modeled after Greene & Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms, including 8 suites, award winning dining, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, and a 9,500 square-foot spa. The Lodge is adjacent to the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course and is within walking distance of the Torrey Pines State Reserve. For information regarding group reservations, please contact Catherine Neumann, (858)777-6704   Inquiries regarding media and further information please contact Steve Pelzer, (858) 777-6705

HB Hospitality, LLC ( provides integrated marketing solutions to the world’s top independent luxury resorts and hospitality industry suppliers. For more information about HB Hospitality and how they can assist your property or to attend a future Industry Summit or Customer Showcase, please contact Danielle Hinesley at 919-358-0917 or

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